Just pushed a new release of my free [retro pro wrestling RPG, Rassler][link]. This one contains some small updates and an interesting, complicated, unintended consequence:
>The last bullet point, explaining the changes to the activity system, is essentially a naive implementation of drug dependency. The player needs their health to be above 0 in order to work or go out. If the player has $40 they can buy some pain killers to get them through the next match, but pain killers only provide a +6 to short-term health (and a -6 to max health, affecting their future prospects and longevity) so it is not a sustainable solution. Either the player gets lucky, and their next several matches are relatively easy and they aren’t further injured, or something bad happens and they’re rendered immobile and bankrupt in the end.
[More in the Devlog][rel].
[rel]: https://philnelson.itch.io/rassler/devlog/10124/release-8-notes-random-events-in-matches-bug-fixes “Release 8 Notes: Random events in matches, and a note about drugs”
[link]: https://philnelson.itch.io/rassler “Rassler on itch.io”